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Post-Adoption Parent Resources

Adoption Subsidy Payments 

Tentative Payment Date 

Adoption Support Subsidies are paid out monthly. Allow normal mailing time after the payment date and wait at least five days after the tentative payment date to report that you did not receive your check. EFT payments post to your account one day after the issue date listed in the schedule.

 For questions about adoption subsidy, click here for a list of contacts.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) 
Sign up for EFT to allow the state to deposit funds directly into your bank account. Reasons you may want to use EFT include:

  • EFT payments are safer than checks. No need not worry about your state payments being lost or stolen when receiving an EFT.
  • Problems with EFT payments can be resolved in as little as twenty-four (24) hours, compared to an average of two weeks for paper checks.
  • EFT payments are easier than checks. Once you sign up for EFT, you don't have to go to your bank to use or access funds.

Sign up through the Contract & Payment Express at If you need help with this process, view the registration tutorial.

If you have problems with online enrollment, call 1-888-734-9749 for assistance. If you move, be sure to update your address online and with the Adoption Subsidy office.

January 8, 2014
February 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
April 9, 2014
May 7, 2014
June 4, 2014
July 10, 2014
August 7, 2014
September 5, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 7, 2014

December 4, 2014

Change of Address
Address changes must be submitted in writing. Be sure to include:

  • Parent's name
  • Phone Number
  • Child's Name
  • Child's Date of Birth
  • Complete Old Address
  • Complete New Address
  • Effective Date of New Address
  • Parent's Signature

If you do not use EFT for your subsidy payments, be sure to submit this information as soon as possible to avoid a delayed check payment.

Mail the information to:
Michigan Department of Human Services
Adoption Subsidy Office, Suite 612
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909

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